There are a lot of reasons why I chose sponsorship through Compassion International, but here are a few of the big ones:
1. Compassion intentionally shares about Jesus"We believe we must do more than simply meet the physical needs of the poor. Poverty sends a defeating, painful message into the heart of a child: a message that says, 'You don't matter.' Introducing children to their loving Heavenly Father is the most powerful way of reversing this message.
Every child who participates in a Compassion program is given the opportunity to learn about Jesus and discover how to develop a lifelong relationship with God. This good news is modeled and shared in age-appropriate and culturally relevant ways -- never through coercion.
The Great Commission is at the core of our mission and discipleship is at the core of our program."
2. Compassion partners with local churches"The Church is God's chosen instrument to bring hope to a hurting world and to deliver justice to the poor and oppressed. That's why Compassion works exclusively in partnership with local churches in developing nations to deliver a holistic child development program."
3. Compassion helps meet the holistic needs of kids"By working with local churches, the Child Sponsorship Program offers educational opportunities, health care and health-related instruction, nutrition, life-skills training, and opportunities to hear about and respond to the gospel."
If you're considering sponsoring a child, I encourage you to check out Compassion's website. :)